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Doon Fort

By JohnLynch
Lough Doon Ring Fort is located on a small island in Lough Doon off the Portnoo to Rosbeg Road. It is an impressive 4.8m high walled enclosure, covering the small island completely, traditionally built 1000BC. During the holiday season (summer) there are small boats available for hire to allow access to the island for a closer look. This ancient ruin is evidence that this area has been inhabited for many centuries. In recent years the gold Lunula (a fine piece of decorative jewellery), dating from 1600BC approx., was found in this area and is displayed in the National Museum of Ireland.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: saeidNL, Sylviwhalley, stephenscott and 6 more

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saeidNL 11 3 Netherlands
18 Feb 2010 9:17AM
beautiful shot .love it.
stephenscott 11 8 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2010 11:12AM
Great landscape image,nice comp and colours...

Sconz 13 9 1 Ireland
18 Feb 2010 11:21AM
Nice crop John, love the colours.

18 Feb 2010 2:37PM
Excellent image!

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